Exercise Stars by the Numbers and Most Active Campus Awards

Congratulations to our Top ‘Most Active Campus’ Winners – Cypress Creek (Big Star) and South Austin (Little Star).  Read about the celebration and see how your campus did.

ACC President/CEO Richard M. Rhodes, Ph. D., participates in the annual Exercise Star ‘Most Active Campus’ ceremony at the Highland Business Center, room 411, on Friday, May 5, 2017, in Austin, Texas.

ACC President/CEO Richard M. Rhodes, Ph. D., participates in the annual Exercise Star ‘Most Active Campus’ ceremony at the Highland Business Center, room 411, on Friday, May 5, 2017, in Austin, Texas.

 Growing Resilient Workshop Series
In case you missed this wonderful three part series, or would like to watch the sessions again, please use the links below to access the presentations.

The Practice of Resiliency – Workshop One   April 5, 2017 
The Practice of Mindfulness – Workshop Two   April 12th, 2017
The Practice of Optimism – Workshop Three April 19th, 2017

Congratulations to Our Exercise Stars!!

‘Become an Exercise Star 2017’ has wrapped up it’s third year and while we wait to announce the ‘Most Active Campus’, please congratulate these individual’s who led their campus with the most exercise minutes. If you see them on your campus, please congratulate them for a job well done.

Star Trivia:
394 Exercise Stars clocked in 777,097 minutes during the eight week challenge
This equates to 1 ACC employee, exercising for 24/7 for almost 1.5 years
77% of our Exercise Stars reached their goal!!


Learn how these Stars Came Out on Top
Tell Us What You Think


Employee Assistance Program is Here to Help You

Work LIfe Balance  — Employee Assistance Program is here to help you.
Need to find child or elder care but don’t have time to do the research?
Have questions about creating a will and how to get started?
Are you a victim of identify theft and don’t know how to get help?
Are you looking for financial advice?
Or are you in need of short term crisis counseling for a variety of issues – marriage struggles, child parent relationships, substance abuse, or other emotional challenges?

Deer Oaks Employee Assistance Program (EAP) provides a variety of free and confidential services for a variety on work/life issues to Austin Community College employees.  Assessment, short-term counseling, prevention, education, and referral services are availalbe to you and your dependents. Trained counselors are available 24/7, 365 days of the year to help you and your dependents cope with life’s stressors so that you can live a happy, productive lifestyle. Confidential sessions per life event in a calendar year with a Counselor is offered at no cost.
Deer Oaks can also assist with a wide range of personal needs including legal, financial, adoption, tobacco cessation and more. The EAP is available to Staffing Table employees, Faculty, and Adjunct Faculty.
Help is just a phone call or click away!
EAP Helpline: 1-888-993-7650
TTY/TDD: 1-800-735-2989
Email: eap@deeroaks.com
Visit the DeerOaks Website: (login & password: AustinCCD)
Visit the Human Resources Benefit page for more resources from Deer Oaks

Real Appeal

For Employees who have HealthSelect insurance:

We are pleased to announce Real Appeal, an online weight loss program as a new benefit offering to HealthSelectSMmembers and their families. Real Appeal is a simple, step-by-step program designed to teach healthy habits over time that lead to lasing weight loss results.

Real Appeal is in addition to our in-person Weight Watchers at Work program offered at Highland Business Center and Cypress Creek.

Employees, spouses and dependents 18 and older covered by our HealthSelect of Texas plan with a BMI of 23 or higher can join by enrolling at healthselect.realappeal.com from your smartphone, tablet or personal computer. The best part is it’s all at no cost to you – not even a co-pay or deductible.

The Real Appeal program provides you with all the tools you need to help you achieve lasting weight loss, including:

  • A Personal Transformation Coach, who leads weekly online group sessions and provides one-one-one support to help tailor a program specifically for your needs, schedule and goals
  • A Success Kit containing step-by-step guides, workout DVDs and gear, delicious recipes, and healthy kitchen cooking tools – including your own personal blender –  and more
  • Online site and mobile app for access to Real Appeal tracking tools, messaging  and digital resources anytime, from anywhere

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Take advantage of this great opportunity to better the health and well-being of you and your family. If you’d like to learn more about the Real Appeal program, check out this 3 minute educational video. If you’re ready to get started, you can enroll now at healthselect.realappeal.com using your smartphone, tablet or personal computer.